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Why do scientists care about worms?

Helen Robertson, University of Chicago I traveled to a marine research station on a picturesque Swedish fjord many times over the four years I worked...

We discovered a 115,000-year-old iguana nest fossil in the Bahamas

Anthony J. Martin, Emory University and Melissa Hage, Emory University A pregnant iguana dug into a vegetated sand dune about 115,000 years ago on a...

Fossil tracks reveal which birds once roamed South Africa’s Cape south...

Charles Helm, Nelson Mandela University If you visit a particular stretch of South Africa’s Cape South coast, about 400km east of Cape Town, you are...

When did we become fully human? What fossils and DNA tell...

Nick Longrich, University of Bath When did something like us first appear on the planet? It turns out there’s remarkably little agreement on this question....

Ancient bird skull found in amber was tiny predator in the...

Lars Schmitz, Claremont McKenna College and Jingmai Kathleen O'Connor, Chinese Academy of Sciences In 2016, our colleague Xing Lida held up a small piece of...

Did bees live in the time of dinosaurs?

Fred Dyer, Michigan State University ...

Climate change created today’s large crocodiles

Pedro L. Godoy, Stony Brook University (The State University of New York) What does the term crocodylian bring to mind? A big reptile with a...

I’m an evolutionary biologist – here’s why this ancient fungal fossil...

Antonis Rokas, Vanderbilt University Biologists don’t call them “the hidden kingdom” for nothing. With an estimated 5 million species, only a mere 100,000 fungi are...

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